Skype4b Standard or Enterprise Edition

Hi SFB Experts

as i understand from this link that in order to install SFB enterprise you have to have three front end servers in the pool

and in order to install SFB standard edition you have to use the built in MSSQL express inside SFB media

so what if i want to install only one front end server and use external MSSQL 2014 standard edition so technically this possible and such setup called standard or enterprise

i know front end server license is the same for stranded and enterprise only CALS play roll here but i want to know my setup is doable and under which category standard or enterprise

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
The on-premises requirements are listed on this Microsoft S4B Page.

S4B Standard will work with a SQL instance installed with SQL Express as indicated in the article.

S4B Enterprise allows for SQL to be separate as per the same article.

We're building out an on-premises S4B setup with all of the pieces broken out. Keep a close eye on the performance requirements.
Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
In standard frontend setup the SQL will be setup automatically through the Wizard of Skype for Business you don't have to do anything personally, Playing with that SQL path will mess up your installation as in the beginning of this setup you have specified a path for the setup will be referenced by all Skype Components .. This can't be reconfigured after installation.

 In Skype for Business Enterprise Edition, you must first install the backend (SQL Standard or Enterprise) dedicated server with Backend DB and File store.

In the Enterprise edition Microsoft recommends 3 FE servers at least to maintain quorum for the fabric. The License on the other hand is counted per Frontend server (Registrar).

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